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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after intercourse?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after intercourse?

1 week: Blood tests can be accurate after one week-urine tests can take a little longer. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after my last period.

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after my last period.

Pregnancy test: Generally wait for 7-10 days after missed period to do home pregnancy test. If negative, wait few more days & repeat. If still negative & certain you're pregnant, see ob/pcp for blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I miss my period?

How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I miss my period?

Dont wait: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You can test today if you are already late for your period ...Read more

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How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

How long should u wait to take a home pregnacy after your missed period

When it is missed: A home pregnancy test can be taken when menses are missed. If it is negative and no menses after 1 week, repeat the test. Repeat the following week if necessary. ...Read more

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How long after a missed period should I take a pregnancy test?

How long after a missed period should I take a pregnancy test?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before i take a pregnancy test after my missed period?

How long should I wait before i take a pregnancy test after my missed period?

Don't have to: Home pregnancy test will usually show (+) 10 days after conception. Ovulation usually mid-cycle, so at most, might want to wait a week, but might show (+) already, depending on when you ovulated and had intercourse. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregancy test after sex?

How long should I wait to take a pregancy test after sex?

10-14 days: If you have sex at the fertile time when you are ovulating, the soonest you will have a positive pregnancy test is 10 to 14 days later. It will be positive by the time you miss a period. ...Read more

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Pregnant after a missed period how long do I have to wait before i can take a test

Pregnant after a missed period how long do I have to wait before i can take a test

Pregnancy test: A home urine pregnancy test won't turn positive until 10-14 days after conception. Using the 1st urine of the morning will concentrate the beta-HCG hormone in the urine. ...Read more

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How long after a missed period do you take a pregpregnancy test?

Preg test: You can start testing right after you are sure you have missed your period. ...Read more

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How many days after your missed period should you wait to take a pregnancy test?

How many days after your missed period should you wait to take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy: If you have regular menstrual cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period (1-3 days). Still, as you get older, you may have more irregular cycles or stop having periods entirely. I would check a urine pregnancy test if you are concerned at all and have a blood pregnancy test to confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take pregnancy test after sex?

How long should I wait to take pregnancy test after sex?

Pregnancy test: The newer pregnancy tests can be positive as soon as 5 days before your missed period. ...Read more

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How long after implantation bleeding should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

How long after implantation bleeding should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

After missed period: It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

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How long after a missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

How long after a missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

Immediately: If you have regular monthly cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive by the time your period is due. A pregnancy test is positive as early as ten days after conception - and conception occurs within 24 hours of ovulation. Since you ovulate about 14 days before your period, a pregnancy test could be positive about 4 days before your period is due. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after your missed period to take a pregnancy test?

How long do you have to wait after your missed period to take a pregnancy test?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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After first missed period, how quickly should you take a pregnancy test?

After first missed period, how quickly should you take a pregnancy test?

Immediately: Immediately if you want and if negative repeat in you can repeat after 1 week, there is 99% when it is 99% positive if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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How long after sex should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

How long after sex should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

Missed Period: You wait until your next period is missed and then you test the morning after the first day a period is missed. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after intercourse to take a home pregnancy test?

How long should you wait after intercourse to take a home pregnancy test?

After missed period: Wait until about a week after you miss your period. If you just had unprotected sex in the last 5 days you may benefit from emergency contraception like Plan B or a copper iud. Plan b is available without a prescription at pharmacies in the us. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before i take a pregnancy test after my missed period?

Don't have to: Home pregnancy test will usually show (+) 10 days after conception. Ovulation usually mid-cycle, so at most, might want to wait a week, but might show (+) already, depending on when you ovulated and had intercourse. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test after I miss my period?

Dont wait: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You can test today if you are already late for your period ...Read more

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I missed periods for 10 days I did urine and blood test and both came negative but I still miss my periods does the blod pregnancy test is accurate ?

I missed periods for 10 days I did urine and blood test and both came negative but I still miss my  periods does the blod pregnancy test is accurate ?

It should be: accurate at that point. Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill and taking garlic. My flow is light this month. Should I take a pregnancy test or should I wait until I miss a period?

I'm on the pill and taking garlic. My flow is light this month.  Should I take a pregnancy test or should I wait until I miss a period?

Wait: BCP's if taken according to the directions are extraordinarily effective at what they claim to do (over 99 %). Of course if you skip doses or don't follow the directions exactly they don't work as well. The best pregnancy tests will pick up a pregnancy five days after the fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus. As always tests can be wrong. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after your missed period to take a pregnancy test?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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If i take a first response pregnancy test 6 days after missed period will it be accurate? If not, how much longer should I wait?

If i take a first response pregnancy test 6 days after missed period will it be accurate? If not, how much longer should I wait?

Yes: By the time you miss your period you have enough pregnancy hormone (if pregnant) to create a response. These tests are quite accurate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do u have to wait until u miss a period to get a + pregnancy test. I did 1 @ the hospital a couple days after my period ended it was negative?

Do u  have to wait until u miss a period to get a + pregnancy test. I did 1 @ the hospital a couple days after my period ended it was negative?

No : Some of the new tests will show a positive up to a week before you are due for your period. If you had a period and a negative pregnancy test, you are very unlikely to be pregnant. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get positive pregnancy test after missed period?

How long does it take to get positive pregnancy test after missed period?

Early: If you have regular cycles a home test will be accurate even a day or two before your missed period. ...Read more

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How many days after your missed period should you wait to take a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy: If you have regular menstrual cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive soon after your missed period (1-3 days). Still, as you get older, you may have more irregular cycles or stop having periods entirely. I would check a urine pregnancy test if you are concerned at all and have a blood pregnancy test to confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the soonest you can take a pregnancy test after having sex? I don't want to wait for a missed period to take a test; when is it reliable?

What is the soonest you can take a pregnancy test after having sex? I don't want to wait for a missed period to take a test; when is it reliable?

Pregnancy test: You should wait at least until your period is due or a few days late for more accurate results. If you test to early you may get a false negative test. Take care! ...Read more

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How long after a missed period can I take a pregnancy test?

Immediately: If you have regular monthly cycles, a pregnancy test will be positive by the time your period is due. A pregnancy test is positive as early as ten days after conception - and conception occurs within 24 hours of ovulation. Since you ovulate about 14 days before your period, a pregnancy test could be positive about 4 days before your period is due. ...Read more

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How long after a missed period should I take a pregnancy test?

1 week late: Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How long after a missed period should i take a pregnancy test its been 3 days im late with period?

How long after a missed period should i take a pregnancy test its been 3 days im late with period?

Depends on variables: The quality and source of the test can influence the outcome.The first morning urine is probably more accurate than a random one. Respected brand OTC tests are more sensitive than some dollar store products. You may be able to detect a positive as soon as you miss your expected period, but it also may take another week or so to turn positive. ...Read more

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If i take a pregnancy test two days before period comes what r my chances of getting a positive result. Or do I need to wait until missed period.

Depends: Depends upon when you conceived, but generally if you measure on the day of your missed period with a good test results are reliable. Right now might be too early, but if it is positive it is likely a true positive. ...Read more

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I have two days before my missed period. Is it too soon to take a pregnancy test and it be accurate? Or should I wait

I have two days before my missed period. Is it too soon to take a pregnancy test and it be accurate?  Or should I wait

Accurate: Home urine pregnancy tests will turn positive about 4 days before the period is due. Using the first urine of the morning will get an earlier positive if pregnant. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more